[OSM-talk] Looking for "primary language" map

Darafei "Komяpa" Praliaskouski me at komzpa.net
Tue Apr 11 08:22:39 UTC 2017


I once did country-to-language mapping for that.

https://github.com/wgnet/globalmap/blob/master/data/country_languages.csv

That repo also contains other stuff we implemented for displaying
multilingual map.

вт, 11 апр. 2017 г. в 4:10, Yuri Astrakhan <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com>:

> I simply need to determine the most likely language of the "name" tag (not
> the "name:xx" tag). Does not have to be 100% correct - even 80% is great.
>
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:59 PM john whelan <jwhelan0112 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Orleans is part of Ottawa and all street names signs are bilingual or in
> the process of being replaced by bilingual ones.  Certainly the street I
> live on in Orleans has a bilingual street name sign.  The English French
> question is very much political in Canada and I suspect much of the world.
>
> Montreal has a quite large English speaking community which is rare in
> Quebec.
>
> You could try looking at the street names to see if they are in English
> and have a second language name as well. name:fr for example.
>
> Cheerio John
>
> On 10 April 2017 at 20:47, James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well it might not be as simple as you say...take for instance Ottawa. It's
> in Ontario and pretty english. There is a suburb called Orléans in which is
> pretty much "the french part of town" as most street signs will be in
> french, but rest of Ottawa is pretty English(in terms of street signs)
>
>  So generilizing wont help you much...
>
> On Apr 10, 2017 8:27 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Exactly, and that's the map I need -- a set of shapes that define these
> region mapping: Quebec+New Brunswick => fr, the rest of USA/Canada => en,
> ...
> The shapes may overlap because that would make geojson smaller - I will
> simply use the first one.
>
> Having this map will allow me to determine the likely language of the
> "name" tag for any location, which in turn make for a better multilingual
> map.
>
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 8:20 PM James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Well many countries have multiple official languages, Canada is French and
> English, but in practice is mostly Quebec and New brunswick...with small
> patches of french throughout the rest
>
> On Apr 10, 2017 8:12 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> James, thanks, but I was hoping for the language regions shapefile, e.g.
> in the GeoJSON form.  The list of official languages will require a lot of
> work to convert into the merged shapes, and it still not very good, as many
> countries have several official languages, e.g. Switzerland.
>
> On Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 7:55 PM James <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Also have you checked:
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_official_languages_by_country_and_territory
>
> On Apr 10, 2017 7:50 PM, "James" <james2432 at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> More like French for the entirety of the province of Quebec
>
> On Apr 10, 2017 7:38 PM, "Yuri Astrakhan" <yuriastrakhan at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know of an open source language map - basically a set of
> geoshapes with the corresponding language code?  Country boundaries are not
> needed - e.g. Canada and USA would be English with the exception of French
> for Montreal area.
>
> This is needed to guesstimate what language the "name" tag is in.
>
> Does not have to be very precise (10-20 MB is more than enough)
>
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